Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9781470843533 $34.95 Seventeen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470843519 $44.95 Two MP3-CDs
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9781470843540 $123.00 Seventeen CDs
Jones’s thorough, complex, and extremely well-researched history examines many of the kings of England. Clive Chafer’s strong voice opens the narrative shortly before the ascension of the first Plantagenet, with the succession crisis that developed after the death of Henry I, and ends with the reign of Richard II, whose resignation sparked the Wars of the Roses. Chafer’s cadence is initially distracting but eventually fades into the background. Overall, he has a distinctive style that most listeners will either appreciate immediately or quickly come to do so. It is this effective style that helps him keep up the pace of this nearly 21-hour history and maintain listeners' interest throughout. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2013]
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